Little Ship is a cross between a cart, a crib and a playpen made for a newborn.
In the project Little Ship, Eske Rex works with a series of elements in transformation. The core of the project lies in the visible impact of force: the duality of unfolding and clamping at the same time. The process of transformation is evident in the work, which conveys a transition between inside and outside. The string can be tensioned on either side of the object to strengthen the construction and ‘fine-tune’ the shape like an instrument.
Little Ship is a cross between a cart, a crib and a playpen made for a newborn. The lightness and curvature of the construction amplify the baby’s breathing and subtle movements, thus rocking and tilting the Little Ship. The elements are assembled in an approximate oval shape to form a construction that creates an additive structure that plays with the contrasts of depth and light. Little Ship balances between being object, space and image: a safe enclosing frame, like a bird’s nest, an egg or a rocking boat. A piece of miniature architecture to experience the world through – the first residence.
Eske Rex b. 1977, designer
Eske Rex’ projects often spring from a fascination with force and dynamic relations. He focuses on the artistic process, experimentation and exploration and works in the field between craft, design and architecture. In his works he pursues simplicity and logic in combination with something special that serves as a key to the piece, for example movement, traction, pressure or magnetic pull. He often works with wood, using simple, playful methods to explore the impact of external forces and playing with the issue of scale.
2008: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts – The School of Design
2006: University of Art and Design Helsinki, Environmental Art Department
2011/2013: “O’Clock”, Triennale Design Museum, Milan and Cafa Art Center, Beijing, China
2012: “PAD London”, Galerie Maria Wettergren
2012: MINDCRAFT12, Danish Crafts, Milan
2011: MINDCRAFT11, Danish Crafts, Milan
Grants and honours
2012: Jury’s award – best entry, Measuring Space. PAD, London
2011: Audience award, Drawingmachine selected as one of the 25 best works during the Milan design week
2010: Grant from the Danish Arts Foundation